World Food Day
#WorldFoodDay is annually celebrated around the world on the 16th October! This is in honour of the day that the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations was founded in 1945. World Food Day works to promote Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, #ZeroHunger. This goal is so important as around the world 815 million people are hungry today and an additional 2 billion people are expected to be undernourished by 2050 (UN). Achieving this goal is not only about addressing issues of hunger, but also helping to nourish people and nurture the planet.
Issues of hunger and access to clean water are closely linked, with better access to water helping to manage global agriculture and food systems. The UN recognise the investment needed in the agricultural sector to support populations, and our work at drop4drop is part of this, ensuring people have access to effective and clean water provisions. This is so important for communities who rely on this water source, with alternative sources of water often being dirty and unsafe.
Our work to fund sustainable clean water solutions also saves communities thousands of hours every week, previously lost to water collection. This time can then be spent more productively, enhancing livelihoods for farming communities, contributing to more nutritious diets, and breaking the cycle of malnutrition within households.
This day is so important for drop4drop and our supporters, as it recognises the importance of effective and clean water sources around the world. DROP4DROP are actively developing water projects in a number of countries across the globe. Help us and become part of the solution, either by donating to a project or funding a dedicated well. Every penny of your donation goes towards a project.
Check out our current projects and stay up to date with our social media accounts by following @drop4drop.